RedHead Deluxe Kevlar Dog Boots
I bought a set for my GSP. We hunt quail in the So Cal desert where there's lots of cactus needles and other poky things on the ground. The boots only picked up two stickers in two trips. The stickers were turned and never entered the dog's foot. On a non-booted trip to this area, I would normally remove numerous stickers from her feet.
The boots fit all four feet fine. I did duct tape them on to be sure that she didn't lose them. They were easy to install and remove. The velcro worked well.
I ran her for a total of about 10 hours (three trips) in the boots. The first 8 hours (two trips) was in sand and smooth river rock and the boots held up fine. The last two hours were on sharp, rough rock and she wore holes in all four of the boots. I'm buying a second set but I've got a cheaper set that I'll be using on rough rock.
So, bottom line is they fit all feet fine; they're great for sandy and smooth rock surfaces; they turn or repel cactus needles and other stickers well; they don't hold up on rough or sharp rock surfaces but that's not what I bought them for.
January 6, 2007
Red Head Bulletproof Dog Boots
I ordered the boots for upland bird hunting and the front two feet fit fine but the back two did not fit at all, infact I could not even make them work. But the front did stay on with a little help from some duck tape. I needed some boots for all four feet and these did not work at all.
October 31, 2006
I purchased these boots to protect my GSP front feet after a foot infection. My dog is out in the field a lot during pheasant season. The boots fit well even though they sent me 3 boots labeled large and one labeled medium. I taped them on with athletic tape to insure a good fit. The boots lasted for about 10 trips then the bottoms gave out so if your looking for something to use many, many times, these will not hold up. So don't believe the bulletproof claim. They did. however, serve there purpose for me.
January 1, 2008
The boots didn't serve the purpose that I bought them for, which was to protect my dog's feet. The boots lasted for about 1&1/2 hrs. They came off constantly, and twisted around, even w/ securing to the max. They were the correct size, no question. The fabric and material itself is junk. Not only was the twisting & constant need to put the shoes back on a problem, but holes and rips in the material were the biggest issue and that was the point of lasting only 1&1/2 hrs. The material is not kevlar or if it is, it is the cheapest and lowest grade, otherwise these shoes should not have ripped and holes wouldn't have worn through the bottoms. These will not protect dogs feet for very long on rocky surfaces - might be okay on flat terrain. I would not trust these on hot asphalt either, the material is too thin.
July 24, 2012